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    Default Today I bought: March 2014

    I just got this little beauty: a sealed bottle of Hermès - Calèche parfum.

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    Any idea from what year it might be?
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    Well done, PaveLL
    The paper labels were used on the early ones.
    So, 1960's & 1970's but maybe someone knows when they first altered them to give you an end date ?

    A member has posted a load of info. about dating bottles here
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    Thanks, lpp! My bottle is from August 1988
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    Mystery solved - well done

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    Default Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    I ordered some samples, and they are:

    Muguet de Bonheur - Caron
    Eau de Camille - Annick Goutal
    Le Muguet - Annick Goutal
    Tihota - Indult

    I am really looking forward to sniffing these.

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    Eau de Joy Edp, bought before I tried it. After I bought it, someone sent me a Joy parfum sample, so I sniffed it...thought it was way too much on the icky, wet cat note. Eau is a little better, but still way much on the cat..does smell better after a while, becoming more sweet and rosy.

    Elie Saab, small bottle..sweeter than I remembered it but I still like it..a bit too much patch too..if I could, I would make it less sweet and patchy.
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    Congrats, lpp!

    Is that a vintage bottle of Parfum Sacre? I have never smelled Parfum Sacre, but I always had a secret love for it because of the name
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    Default Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Thanks, PaveLL - it is & was sealed!
    I hadn't tried it before either so it was a nice find

    & so was this one!
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    How is your Caleche?
    It keeps well - must be all of that oakmoss in there
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    Another Caron! You are unstoppable

    I have not opened it. I do not have the courage
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    Haha - swooping is a bad habit

    Hope yours is o.k. - I have a similar one & it's perfectly wearable

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    Dior Homme Intense... A Fantastic Fragrance!!!

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    Congrats, Gary! I think that's your name anyway!
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    Went thrifting Saturday with my Mom. Scored a mini Anne Klein II for $3 !!!! WooHoo!! also a big body mist of BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar ,a mini Very Sexy by VS edp,and two edt of Charles of the Ritz(smells a bit like Mdme Rochas from the bottle haven't given it a wearing yet).

    Celebrated my birthday Sunday (a couple days early -it's actually on 3/4) and got a bottle of Ellen ,by Ellen Tracy ;Gardenia by E Taylor ; Light and Love by J Lopez;and Sensuous Nude by EL. Apparently some of these haven't been reviewed yet .I'll see if I can get that done this week.

    Congrats on the Carons! Excellent!
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    Thank you bookwyrsmith - congrats to you too & a happy forthcoming birthday

    I always preferred the EdT Joy, kalli - it was nice in moderation but the parfum was quite strong
    It's never been clear to me whether my old bottles might have 'stewed' a bit or whether I'm more sensitive now!

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    Default Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    My new back-up of Aperçu. If you like an old-style chypre, plenty of oak moss, look no further. Who knows how much longer this will exist?
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    Finally my new old little gem arrived

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    Molyneux - Fête
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    Wow Puma, that's excellent - I just love all those grand and beautiful old Molyneux fragrances, and that one looks to be a particularly nice bottle. Congratulations on a very *special* find!
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    Here is a picture of Nina Ricci - Nina in this beautiful Lalique bottle, which I actually bought a few weeks ago:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Wow Puma, that's excellent - I just love all those grand and beautiful old Molyneux fragrances, and that one looks to be a particularly nice bottle. Congratulations on a very *special* find!
    Thanks, Evangeline!

    It's a 4 Fl. oz. bottle of Eau de Toilette, and it was still sealed. It was the only one far and wide ....

    I just love the leather note in this fruity chypre.
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    Finally! It was between this, Aoud Leather, or Golden Boy. Decided on FB, instead of another sample...
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    My first purchase in 2014, although I received my bottle of Slumberhouse Zahd last month, was a new to me, used bottle of Parfume d'Empire Cuir Ottoman. Lovely leather and iris with a jasmine twist. Just love this stuff to death.

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    Firm believer in the Happy Birthday to Me! present, I successfully bid on eBay for some Guerlain Vega, about half full. I've had good luck with ebay, and partial bottles; the seller described careful storage. Thanks, Larimar dear, for the generous sample of this Ylang-that-clangs big-boned beauty. A three-day wearing convinced me this is "my" Guerlain. Will post a photo when it arrives.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Happiest birthday, dear jujy! Great! Vega is so special. I love it dearly and it's so much better (read: interesting) than No. 5 and the likes. Also, I always get a clear L'Heure Bleue vibe about 45 minutes in my wearing.
    Alright, I have three bottles of old Miel de Bois to confess. I found them in a French online store. Hey, they were heavily discounted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Firm believer in the Happy Birthday to Me! present, I successfully bid on eBay for some Guerlain Vega, about half full. I've had good luck with ebay, and partial bottles; the seller described careful storage. Thanks, Larimar dear, for the generous sample of this Ylang-that-clangs big-boned beauty. A three-day wearing convinced me this is "my" Guerlain. Will post a photo when it arrives.
    Congratulationson the Vega Jujy! What a fantastic birthday present.

    Larimar have got stockpiled enough MdB for life yet? Very nice purchase.

    Today I bought Royal Oud after a lunch time catch up and fragrance shopping with my brother who was lovely enough to offer up additional skin real estate for fragrance testing.
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    Default Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Didn't buy but won in L'Artisan Parfumeur competition a 100ml bottle of Premier Figuier.
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    ^ congrats on that!

    In honor of jujy's birthday, at least I will use that excuse anyway, I got a small decant of Sarrasins..which apparently means 'buckwheat' in French? Strange name for this perfume.
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    I thought it meant 'Saracens' ?, kalli ;)

    This is the amazing Zahd, deep yummy moody stuff of dreams...


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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    ^ congrats on that!

    In honor of jujy's birthday, at least I will use that excuse anyway, I got a small decant of Sarrasins..which apparently means 'buckwheat' in French? Strange name for this perfume.
    Sarrasins (French) also is the meaning for Saracens (English).
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    Oh, oops! Lol, I knew there was something not quite right, I was actually trying to make a connection between buckwheat pancakes or crepes and the perfume and just didn't find any, lol.
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    Haha - that must have been a bit weird, kalli

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